Food for Thought Education Fund

Jun 10, 2024

The Food for Thought Education Fund gives financial support to develop Food and Health as a context for learning. The fund aims to improve practitioner confidence in providing progressive, high quality, skills based learning experiences which help to embed food education into the ethos of the establishment. It also provides an opportunity to plan and implement learning experiences which build sustainability and capacity for future development.

Applications will close at 12 noon on Thursday 27th June 2024.


The Fund allows Local Authority Primary and Secondary Schools and Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) settings (including private ELC centres that are in partnership with their local authority) to apply for grants of up to £3000 to develop projects that support the aims of the Fund. Additional Support Needs (ASN) establishments in the independent sector are also eligible to apply. Establishments may apply individually or as part of a cluster of schools from their education authority.

This year, they are interested in bids which will to contribute to this vision by:

  • ensuring learners have an understanding about food education and can apply their knowledge and skills in a progressive way
  • relating projects to the world of work, reducing food waste and learning through farm visits
  • improving outcomes for learners in ways which seek to eliminate the inequity that currently exists amongst learners from different backgrounds, and from particular vulnerable groups

For guidance, application form and more details: visit